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Volume 333 - Theoretical Advanced Study Institute Summer School 2018 "Theory in an Era of Data" (TASI2018) - Theoretical Advanced Study Institute Summer School 2018 "Theory in an Era of Data"
TASI Lectures on WIMPs and Supersymmetry
P.J. Fox
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Published on: 2019 July 22
Abstract
Weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are an appealing and well studied candidate for dark matter (DM) that arise in many extensions of the standard model. I will discuss where a WIMP sits in the catalogue of DM candidates, its origin as a thermal relic, and the various approaches available to discover it. The prototypical example of a WIMP is the neutralino of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM). I will give an introduction to the formalism and phenomenology of supersymmetry and the MSSM, with emphasis on DM. These notes are the combination of lectures given at TASI 2018 and a Joint ICTP-Trieste/ICTP-SAIFR School.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.333.0005
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